Gratitude Journal

Posted by Mrs. W. on Mar 9, 2013

Being grateful is one of the best things that we can do. An easy and fun way to do this and develop a daily habit is to create a Gratitude Journal for yourself. It can be any size you want, with our without lines. You can write in it, draw in it, cut and paste images into it. Use pencil crayons, markers, stickers…add colour. The sky is the limit as long as you focus on people, things, experiences, events that you are thankful for. Be creative!

If you make it a habit to write in it every single day, you will notice a change in the way you look at things and your life. You will be focusing on the positive things. As you do this, you will most likely start to notice more and more positive things in your days and n your life.

To begin with, you can start small, write 3 things and slowly work your way up to 10 if you can. Maybe encourage and inspire others in your family to join in this activity or maybe your close friends. You can share what you are grateful for with each other.

If you’re not sure how to start, here are some sentence starters for you to use:

  • Today I am grateful for….
  • An awesome thing happened today….
  • I appreciate…
  • It was so awesome when…

Well, I hope that helps you get going with you Gratitude Journal and practice of paying attention to what you are thankful for. It could be something someone said or did, something you have, something you accomplish and feel good about. Good luck and feel free to share.




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Posted by Mrs. W. on Sep 26, 2011

Respect is an attitude of caring about people. It means we value ourselves and others and treat them with kindness and courtesy.

Think about how you would like others to treat you and treat them in the same way. If you want to use other people’s things (friends, brothers, sisters, classmates), ask first and then take care of them.

Affirmation (good to repeat): I am respectful. I treat others and myself as we eserve to be treate. I show courtesy and consideration to others, belongings and property.

Questions to think about. You can post your answers if you like.

1. What are 3 ways you alreay show respect?
2. What are some ways you can show more respect to yourself or others or your belongings?
3. How might you show respect if you disagree with your teacher?
4. How does it feel when you are treated disrespecctfully?
5. How does it feel when you are treated drespecctfully?

Respect, Raising Mindful Kids, Inspiring Greatness









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Mind Movie For Kids

Posted by Mrs. W. on Aug 6, 2011

•★• There are so many ways today for improving self esteem and reinforcing positive behaviors.

•★• The use of inspirational and motivational videos is one way and this is a good one.

•★• There are positive messages/affirmations in the slides and in the lyrics of the song.

•★• Who you are IS important!!!•★•

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Positive Intentions-Affirmations

Posted by Mrs. W. on Jun 25, 2011

The conscious mind (like the tip of the iceberg) is the part of the mind we think with, learn and communicate with. Affirmations are positive statements that, we repeat on a a daily or regular basis. Doing this helps to plant them, in a way, in the sub-conscious mind (this is the part of the mind below the surface (like the hidden part of an iceberg). As we work with and repeat affirmation, they become real for us. They also help us to shift and change our attitude and mindset to accomplish what we need and want in our lives more easily.

It’s important to understand that just as positive affirmations bring what we want, negative affirmations (and beliefs) can also attract what we don’t want. Our negative thoughts and chatter can prevent us from achieving positve, successful results. This happens because it is what we are focusing on, even if we are not aware of it.

Our subconscious mind does not really know if an affirmation is positive or negative it just works with the information it has stored. It accepts as true what we keep thinking, repeating and even saying. Over time, this attracts events and situations that match what we are thinking and saying into our life, whether they are good or bad for us.

That’s why it is SO important to choose only positive statements! When we affirm in a positive way, we build more successful experiences. Be aware of what kinds of messages are going on inside you and that you are giving attention to. Check yourself… you will get better at noticing negative ones and replacing them with positive ones!

Check out the page with a list of affirmations. More will be added over time and you can create your own.

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Taking the First Step

Posted by Mrs. W. on Jun 14, 2011

Taking the first step in new situations, learning something new can be scary, exciting and/or challenging all at the same time. The cool thing is, you’ve done it before and you can do it again. Remembering that will always helps when something new comes up for you.

Ask for help and support if you need to and go for it. NO trying…. just DO it!!! It’s like roller coaster ride sometimes…. we scream and shout and love it in the end. Smile and enjoy the steps along the way. Before you realize it, you will have learned and mastered something new. When this happens you open another door or window to more opportunities and possibilities.